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Rutgers plans Bruce Springsteen theology class

Rutgers plans Bruce Springsteen theology class

Eric R. Danton reports in Rolling Stone:

The college in New Brunswick, N.J., will be offering a freshman seminar examining the theology of Springsteen, according to a Q&A on the Rutgers Today PR site with Azzan Yadin-Israel, the course professor….


“Theologically, I would say the most dominant motifs are redemption — crossing the desert and entering the Promised Land — and the sanctity of the everyday,” Yadin-Israel said. “Springsteen tries to drag the power of religious symbols that are usually relegated to some transcendent reality into our lived world. In his later albums he also writes very openly about faith.”

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Dcn Scott Elliott

And why not? Ted Cruz thinks he was Born to Run!

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